The first list of 19 candidates is released by AAP for the upcoming 2017 Punjab Assembly elections.
The candidate list includes : An Anna Hazare movement activist, a crusader for Sikh rights, a social activist doctor, infamous Shruti abduction case activist, an Arjuna awardee, a former member parliament of BSP, a retired brigadier.
Harjot Singh Bains, Former state Convener of AAP and youth wing president and was associated with Anna Hazare movement has been named as a candidate from Sahnewal. Sajjan Singh Cheema, an Arjuna Awardee basketball player and a former police officer has been named from Sultanpur Lodhi . HS Phoolka, Noted Sikh rights activist has been named from Dakha segment in Ludhiana. Phoolka had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Ludhiana.
Himmat Singh Shergill an advocate from Mohali. He is AAP’s legal cell Convener. He was also an unsuccessful candidate of Lok Sabha elections.
Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjer, a social activist doctor is associated with will contest from Amritsar (south). Kultar Singh Sandhwan, health activist associated with cancer help. He will contest from Kotkapura in Moga.
Raj Kumar, a retired Brigadier from the Indian Army and was also part of Indian Peace Keeping Force to Sri Lanka.He will be contesting from Balachaur. Gurditt Singh Sekhon, an activist in infamous Shruti kidnapping case will be contesting from Faridkot.
Mohan Singh Phalianwala, a former MP and BSP state president will be contesting from a reserve seat of rural area from Ferozepore .
Rupinder Kaur Rubi, a LLM and the only woman candidate is contesting from rural area of Bathinda .
Samarbir Sidhu , a farmer and AAP’s candidate will contest from Fazilka. Jagdeep Singh Kaka Brar, farmer and social activist is contesting from Muktsar. Gurvinder Singh Shampura, an ex-municipal president will contest from Ajnala.
A former SGPC member will contest from Fatehgarh Churian, a small scale industrialist Gurpreet singh Lapran from Payal and a small scale transporter Amarjit Singh has been nominated from Ropar.
Jasvir Singh Sekhon , AAP’s activist and Zonal Incharge from Sangrur will contest from Dhuri.
In Punjab, AAP becomes the first party to come out with its first list. Sanjay Singh , General Secretary Incharge said the second list will be released soon.